Plummet

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Definition

to plummet: to drop, to fall, to sink, to crash, to descend rapidly, to plunge
verb
The plane plummeted into the ocean. All of the passengers either died on impact or drowned.
Our sales have been plummeting since the beginning of the war. They dropped by 10% last month.
Temperatures have plummeted in the last 2 weeks. We are now expecting snow.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Sales are plummeting due to the oil crisis.
US: The plane plummeted into the ocean.
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Examples

  • "The share price is plummeting – get out while you can."
  • "Around the same period that Shmike's stock prices started plummeting, the company received an avalanche of negative press, culminating in a public demonstration outside of a Shmike outlet store right here in downtown San Francisco."

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